This is my 1st post, so I Hope I'm not crossing Any lines here... (yes, Ma'am,.. I read the rules...*)
I got an email today from someone calling herself "Fiona Xxxxxx", serving as a Senior Researcher for Bentley Genealogical Investigators (which Neither seem to be obvious hits as a "bad" name or site... that I've found yet, except that the "FROM:" and "REPLY TO:" addresses are different - from:email@example.com, and reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org ["Fiona's", I'm sure], which is Usually my Red Flag* ... that, and the fact it's gmail .... Nothing personal to anybody Here* that may use google mail, just MY experience with them isn't good), claiming they have determined me to be an heir (...of course).
I've copied a portion of the message source text below;
This message is about a multi million pound inheritance you may be due=
We know it may come to you as a shock, however we write in relation to=
your relative Mr. Anthony Hudson, who died on 22nd of August 2006 whe=
n a plane he was traveling on crashed in Ukraine.
Since you may not know him personally, he was until his death a direct=
or of oil company and amassed a huge fortune that has remained unclaim=
since his death.
It's been difficult finding a relative of late Mr. Hudson as he was an=
only child and never married.=20
If you are interested in collecting your inheritance, get back to me p=
romptly so we can start the paper work of transferring his estate to y=
The transfer process should take just a matter of days as we have alre=
ady started the probate process.
Please accept our sympathy at your loss as we hope to work with you to=
transfer the estate to you as quickly as possible.
Note that our services does not cost you a cent upfront as we are paid=
10% of the estate we help you recover at the end of the service.=20
We await your response.
Ms. Fiona Clarke
Bentley Genealogical Investigators
Message ID: W8ERCIRC
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End of Message
... which, again, Seems to be 'ok' ... BUT my Gut tells me this is bogus, I just can't find that Obvious internet site confirmation*.
-no $$$ up front
-no phishing (multiple email addresses looking for a 'bite')
-no hits on the name or the business or the email address
- - - That I Can Find*
...What Do You* Think... ?
Hope you All have a Decent Day,